Testing a model for parental acceptance of human papillomavirus vaccine in 9- to 18-year-old girls: a theory-guided study

J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Dec;27(6):614-25. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2011.09.005. Epub 2011 Nov 3.

Abstract

Gardasil is the first vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases caused by certain types of genital human papillomavirus in females, but little is known about parental acceptance of this vaccine. The purpose of this study was to test a model that predicts intention to vaccinate that includes constructs from the health belief model and the theory of reasoned action.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Child
  • Condylomata Acuminata / prevention & control
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Human Papillomavirus Recombinant Vaccine Quadrivalent, Types 6, 11, 16, 18
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Precancerous Conditions / prevention & control
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*

Substances

  • Human Papillomavirus Recombinant Vaccine Quadrivalent, Types 6, 11, 16, 18
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines